Kinkell Byre

£5,550 - £12,950 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
10 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £5950
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Seasonal Offer Available
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If you are looking for some character for your wedding venue Kinkell Byre is the perfect barn for you. With its rustic charm the barn is full of character - a true Scottish barn exerience.
Kinkell Byre Pricing & Costs

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We rent you exclusive use of the space for the day of your wedding and you and your suppliers have access on the day before to set up and decorate (except for Sundays after a Saturday event). As a guide we would expect music and bar service to finish by 1am the following morning and all guests to have left by 2am at the latest. Included in the venue hire is: - An exclusive venue for your wedding - Hessian draping - Whisky barrels - Candlesticks with candles - Coat rails with hangers - Toilet facilities - Cleaning Also included - PA system for speeches and background music - Years of experience to help you create your perfect event - Byre Assistant on hand throughout set up and during your event - Emergency backup generator - The heating of the venue
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Kinkell Byre Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Landscaped Gardens
Pet Friendly
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Water View
Outdoor Reception Space
Grade I/II Listed Building

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Kinkell Byre Full Description
A perfect blank canvas for you to create the wedding you had been dreaming of. Everything is in your control, you have the freedom to choose the theme, the suppliers and anything else you can think of. The staff at Kinkell Byre will as much assistance as you require. The Barn is exclusive use for you from the day before the wedding to set up and decorate (except for Sundays after a Saturday wedding). There will be someone to help if you have any queries on both days. Guests are expected to have left by 2:00am at the latest.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sophie Simpson & Claire Grant
Hi! We hope you are doing well and enjoying planning your wedding so far! If you need any more information on our brochure, pricing or want to be shown round the venue please do not hesitate to get in contact with myself or Claire! We look forward to hearing from you Sophie & Claire


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Hannah & Neil
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
A Fairytale Wedding
Kinkell Byre was truly the most wonderful wedding venue. It was actually the only venue we viewed as we knew it was absolutely perfect the minute we stepped foot in. We loved being able to choose which suppliers we could have on our special day, it allowed us to properly customise the day to make it feel very us. Although a blank canvas venue may feel intimidating, Kinkell provide an extensive list of excellent suppliers, to help build your special day. On top of this list, the team come with years of experience to help guide and advise in the lead up to the wedding. They were always just a phone call or email away. The setting was absolutely perfect. Set on the coast, with stunning gardens, beautiful glamping cabins (where the bridal party actually got ready in) - the place is perfect for a real Scottish wedding! I think the photos of Kinkell speak for themselves, but Kinkell Byre truly is a magical venue. We can't wait to come back and stay in the cabins for our 1 year anniversary. Thank you Kinkell!
Tristan Aitken
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
A remarkable venue for hosting special occasions
A remarkable venue for hosting special occasions, its unique, self contained and brings a magical feel to your occasions, conveniently located a few minutes north of the wonderful St. Andrews. Staff support and service is outstanding
Janet & Sonny
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
The staff were incredibly accommodating
We were so happy with our choice to hold our wedding at Kinkell Byre! The staff were incredibly accommodating, professional, and friendly and they made planning and hosting our wedding a breeze. The pictures don't do this majestic venue justice! It is a stunning venue with a beautiful view of the North Sea and magical grounds. Our guests were left speechless! We highly recommend Kinkell Byre!
Danielle & Adam Stokes
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Kinkell Byre was the absolute venue of our dreams
Kinkell Byre was the absolute venue of our dreams and exceeded expectations massively on our big day. Being able to put our own stamp on it and the amazing effort the team all put throughout in made the day and run-up unbelievably good! The day went in a flash but we managed to pack so much in and the Kinkell team all made it run so so seamlessly - an amazing job dealing with suppliers, timings etc. which allowed us to fully enjoy ourselves! We visited Kinkell in Oct 2020 - 2 weeks after our engagement and Sophie gave us the two tours over the weekend. She was so so friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a good initial feeling about the venue- we had it booked 2 days after! It was also the first and only venue we viewed in person! The Kinkell team were absolute superstars, both answering my many emails with LOTS of queries. Nothing seemed too much hassle and they always responded super quick! A massive help was also Claire on the day who was like my third bridesmaid! Sorting my veil, decorating the cake, feeding me Prosecco when I was freaking out before going down the aisle and making sure we were ready for key photos/timings like the sparkler shot! Tegan was fab as well who had the not so lovely job of tidying up post-party and gathering our items for an easy pop in the car on Sunday. The venue itself is absolutely stunning, we found nowhere else near comparable. Spoilt for choice with so many beautiful spots for photos too. We chose Kinkell as we knew if we weren’t blessed with Scottish sunshine we would still get fab photos - luck was on our side and we were able to get photos in the orchard, against the red barn doors, the sea backdrop and by the golf course. It was such an amazing day we’ll never forget. I would highly recommend Kinkell to all future brides and grooms looking for a stunning barn venue to put their own stamp on!
Joanna & Craig Rose
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
We had a wedding that was completely bespoke
My now husband and I had the most amazing wedding at Kinkell Byre on 16th July this year. We were looking at barn style conversations in the Fife costal route as we wanted a venue tailored to our unique style. We had looked at 4 other venues and Kinkell was our last. We walked in and knew instantly, with just a look at each other, this was the place! The rest simply could no compete. We loved the rustic style with Stephen’s option of clever chandelier lighting to lift the huge expanse of rooms to a chique byre. The versatility of the three main areas meant we did not have to clear the dining area before starting our ceilidh or stop for set up of the evening buffet. Guests could move seamlessly through Kinkell throughout the day. We had Kinkell’s vintage tractor set up close to the bar which was much admired (and photographed) by our guests. Close to the bar and away from the ceilidh there was additional chesterfield sofas for the older guests. We also had a play area set up for the children. There is a beautiful orchard out the back with seating (where we set up crazy golf in the sun) and of course the uninterrupted view out the main entrance across the North sea and down the coast to both St.Andrews and Kingsbarns. We considered having fire pits here but we’re lucky we had such a beautiful day. The day ran like clockwork and looked incredible thanks to the many, many suppliers involved. Sam & Sophie were on hand to guide us through every stage in the lead up to our special day. We had a wedding that was completely bespoke and exactly as we wanted it. We have to pay credit also to both Sophie and Eve who were on hand (but invisible) for anything we required on the day. Our day was just perfect, and our guests have all raved about the beauty of the venue since. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough, I’d give more stars if it were an option. Instead we hold Kinkell Byre close to our hearts, Mr & Mrs Rose x
Pauline Knowels
Wedding: September
November 2022
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place
We had the pleasure of being invited to a wedding reception here yesterday. I need to divorce my husband just so we can re-marry and have our reception here. What a beautiful place, the staff were amazing, so lovely, very efficient and friendly. Kept out Glasses topped up as well as constantly bringing water to the table. The food was exceptional. There was nothing on my plate that I wouldn't choose again and again. Everything was beautifully cooked and very well presented. The location was stunning. Plenty of parking and easy enough to get a taxi. The main room was set up how I imagine a fairy grotto to be. No harsh lighting bit little lights strung up and so many candles. Very romantic, perfect. In the bar area we're several leather sofas and hay bales again candles alight and soft lighting adding to the atmosphere. The sweet cart was a big hit with the children and adults alike. The highlights were me was the cherry on the top was the ice cream cart, oh boy. My son was very excited to see the selection of malts behind the bar and yes much sampling took place. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place not just for a wedding but any special occasion.
Kinkell Byre Location & Contact Details


ST ANDREWS, Fife, Scotland

Travel Notes

Kinkell Byre is situated on the coast to the south and east of St Andrews, Scotland. It is located between the Castle Golf Course and the Fairmont St Andrews , 2 miles from St Andrews. If using a sat nav with the post code please look out for the Kinkell Byre signs as several properties share the same post code. If using google maps please just search for Kinkell Byre.

Nearest Town

St Andrews

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Airport

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Kinkell Byre Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations (2)

Nominated for Best Wedding Venue at Scottish Wedding Awards
Nominated for Most Romantic Wedding Venue in Scottish Wedding Awards
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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Kinkell Byre?

We have so many unique and amazing weddings at Kinkell Byre. What makes it so amazing is that there is no wedding that is the same, every wedding is different and every couple have their own creative decor ideas

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

We advise that you start looking at booking some suppliers that you would like to have for your wedding. Such as Bands, Photographers, Florists etc. Our advice is, if you will be disappointed if a certain supplier is not available on your date then book them quickly. All they need to know at this stage is venue and date. 

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I love when couples provide games to keep their guests occupied, I think its such a great addition!

Describe Kinkell Byre in 5 adjectives

- Versatile - Charming - Rustic - Knowledgable - Large

Where’s the best photo spot at Kinkell Byre?

Our sea view, barn red doors, entrance room, ceremony room, and Orchard.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Kinkell Byre?

Years ago, when we first started doing student events we had members of the royal family attend a ball.

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Too many to choose from!

What is Kinkell Byre most unique feature?

Our Sea View

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The fact we have been in the wedding and events industry for 17 years and we still host over 80 events a year, its a great achievement from when we first started in 2003 when there were still cattle in the barn!

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